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    Nightmare: Old Best Friends & A Dark Cloud

    by , 03-17-2011 at 07:20 PM (1351 Views)
    This was early in the first sleep cycle. The dream didn't start instantly, that I'm aware of, but about 20-30 minutes later.

    It was night time. I was living in my backyard neighbors house. In my mind, both of these houses were home. (They are very similar to each other in real life.) Everything was epic looking. Larger than life. The house was roughly double sized and decadent like no expense was spared making it. A bright moonlight night was outside my windows. I got a loving phone call from my girlfriend who needed a ride. I felt fantastic. I was wondering which house to take my GF too.

    I went out the front door, but it exited onto my backyard patio. Standing there in near pitch blackness were my two lost best friends, in the old version of backyard (it was redesigned a few years ago). They were laughing and talking together, both harshly and intoxicated.

    I don't recall exactly what was said (it may have been abstract) but it was very rude. I remember them physically surrounding me on both sides. Slapping me on the back. I felt offended and overwhelmed. They acted like crude, spiteful, burnout versions of themselves.

    Just then, the backdoor opened. Out came an arm with a rather long thin, gray telephone receiver. I heard a voice say from inside the house: "Telephone for you!"

    I thought, "Which of my old friends will be rude to me next?" I became very distressed and cornered feeling.
    --Then I woke up.

    Waking Hallucination (?): When I opened my eyes. I was laying on my back. Above me, slightly off to the left and down a couple of feet was a large dark spot on my ceiling. I kept blinking hard. I'm sure I was awake. I looked around the room, all else looked normal.

    The black spot was about a 2-foot radius. I started to focus on it carefully and could see that the edges of it were swirling. As if it was a flat-ish mist disc, or a rotating projection. It was slowly drifting away from over my bed, to the left corner near the foot.

    I was watching it closely. The mist started to thin a little, and as it did: two faintly glowing eyes appeared in the middle, blankly looking back at me. They were about 10-inches apart, beady, and slightly smaller than dimes. After several seconds more, the "thing" gradually faded.

    To my awareness, I've never experienced visual hallucinations upon waking up before. I was not paralyzed or having a false awakening. At no point was I afraid. I wasn't sure what I was looking at exactly. I felt more relieved to have left the dream, than afraid of the cloud. I got out of bed. I didn't go back to sleep for hours.

    Fell asleep a little after 2AM and woke up at 2:38AM. Generally speaking, this is a weird time for vivid dreaming. I usually don't recall dreams in the first 3-REM stages. When I do, it typically ends a 90-minute cycle. However, I've noted a few nightmares in the first REM cycle after viewing shocking material.

    Note: I have an unpublished dream journal of strong, bewildering nightmares that took place heavily in 2007, lingered into 2008. In June 2009, I had one terrible nightmare. Some of the recent trickster elements in my dreams reminded me of those days.

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    Updated 04-15-2011 at 04:49 AM by 32174 (Typo correction)

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    1. MrDreamsX's Avatar
      I found a somewhat similar description in post #51

      1. Sleep Paralysis or No? (No.)
      2. Dream or Nightmare lead in? (Dream turned Nightmare.)
      3. Lighting conditions? (Dark, save for standby modes and digital clocks.)
      4. Witnesses? (Only one in the room. No animals present either.)
      5. Related or incidental events? -Did anything else weird happen? (A few other weird events recently.)
      6. Supplements, drugs, special foods, herbs or spices? (Sober. Recently vitamins B5 & B6)
      Updated 03-17-2011 at 10:51 PM by MrDreamsX
    2. The Sandman's Avatar
      I can't help MrDreamsx. Strange, but apparently not that odd. Hmm.
    3. MrDreamsX's Avatar
      Clearly it's not out of the realm of possibility, but I think there's several similar phenomena difficult to distinguish. Hopefully more people will share in greater detail. I posted comments about a few of the experiences:

      Waking Hallucinations #56
    4. The Sandman's Avatar
      I've had what seemed to be a hallucination as a child. A little train was choo-chooing around my room where crown molding would go. I thought it was real as a kid. I have come to a conclusion that it was the mixture of a dream with childhood opiates.
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    5. MrDreamsX's Avatar
      Interesting. I don't have any experiences in childhood like this. -If I hadn't recorded this dream right away, within a few days, I would have considered it a false awakening.
      Updated 03-20-2011 at 10:18 AM by MrDreamsX